News report originally published in Car and Driver October 1995
Here’s the deal—bring an LT1 Corvette and at least $80,000 to Old Lyme, Connecticut, and you too can have a reasonable facsimile of a proven enduro race car. So says Reeves Callaway, who will take your money and Vette and return to you a Callaway LM, a streetgoing version of his Corvette-based racer than finished second at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The LM’s boy is a carbon-fiber knockoff of the racer, while the engine is the latest version of Callaway’s SuperNatural 383-cubic-inch Chevrolet V-8, now producing 435 hp thanks to improved porting, headers, and increased valve lift from 1.6:1 roller-rocker arms.
In the suspension department, the LM has remote-reservoir Penske shocks from the race version, coil springs instead of the transverse leaf, huge Brembo discs front and rear, and Callaway-exclusive O.Z. wheels. Full leather—and we mean full—covers the inside, including tear-away stitched leather over the airbag and leather over the rear speaker grilles.
The car pictured above is the only LM in existence—it was built specifically for BFGoodrich—so we’d suggest you call ahead.